A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Connectivity, Catchment, Cost
St. Helens

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses


Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN

Intelligent Transport Systems

Location technology is becoming ubiquitous: market penetration of personal navigation devices is predicted to reach 50% in Europe and the USA within 3 years. This, combined with rapidly increasing mobile internet use, is driving explosive growth in Location Based Services and creating many new opportunities for established players and start-ups.

Globally, the satellite navigation market was worth $20b in 2007 and is growing at a compound rate of 20% to 25% per year. In the professional market, vehicle tracking for afficient logistics and personal tracking for lone worker protection are becoming widespread. There are exciting opportunities in health care, including remote monitoring and assisted living.

New technology such as the revamped eLoran terrestrial radio navigation network, systems using the physical location of WiFi addresses and dedicated radio beacons are creating opportunities for innovation. In timing and synchronisation, telecoms networks are undergoing a revolution as they change from hardwired circuits to packet switched systems. This, plus new products such as multi-player online gaming and TV-over-the-internet, are generating new challenges and opportunities. Low cost chip-scale atomic clocks are on the horizon and look set to be a major disruptive technology.

The Location and Timing KTN covers all location and timing technologies and applications. The KTN links research, suppliers, and users, is a voice for the location and timing community, signposts and facilitates access to funding sources, and advises government.

The KTN is a managed network of nearly 900 members in 550 organisations, three quarters of which are industry. The KTN communicates via fortnightly e-mail news alerts, printed newsletters, and through technology translators who are active in the field. It holds events to inform the community on the latest technology, applications and funding opportunities, and to promote networking. Many events are held jointly with other networks and organisations to increase the reach of the KTN.

It also raises the profile of location and timing through media activity. It has helped to secure ?60m funding for its members.

The KTN is operated by the National Physical Laboratory on behalf of the Technology Strategy Board.

Contact Karen Barlow, , 020 8943 8711,
or Bob Cockshott, , 020 8943 6754.

Accelerating business innovation;
a Technology Strategy Board programme